Lagos -A total of 258.689 million shares worth N2.92 billion were traded in 5 109 deals on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday.
This was against the 408.135 million shares valued at N4.97 billion achieved in 6 349 deals on Tuesday.
The market capitalisation dropped by N127 billion or 0.96 percent to close at N13.076 trillion against the N13.203 trillion achieved on Tuesday.
Also, the All-Share Index, which opened at 41 189.66, depreciated further by 397.59 or 0.96 per cent to close at 40 792.07.
Nestle led the losers' chart by N25 to close at N1 140 per share.
Lafarge Wapco followed, dropping N5.99 to close at N114, while CAP lost N2.34 to close at N46.66 per share.
Oando Oil dropped N2.26 to close at N21.02, while Okomu Oil dipped by N2.09 to close at N40.60 per share.
Conversely, Forte Oil topped the gainers' chart, appreciating by N1.69 to close at N91.80 per share.
It was followed by GTBank with a gain of 30k to close at N27.90 per share.
Ashaka Cement rose by 24k to close at N18.29, while Transexpr and Livestock chalked up 20k each to close at N2.28 and N4.23 per share, respectively.
Costain was the most traded stock, accounting for 24.75 million shares worth N53.28 million.
It was trailed by Transcorp as investors staked N77.86 million on 21.71 million shares, while Access Bank sold 21.49 million shares valued at N194.86 million.
ETI accounted for 18.26 million shares worth N296.97 million, while Diamond Bank traded 14.25 million shares valued at N94.86 million.